​​​The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is starting an effort to write a Design Standard for overhead utility structures including distribution. The effect of the Standard could ultimately be to supersede the NESC District Loading rule 250B and require all distribution structures to be built to existing transmission standards. Cooperatives are encouraged to participate in this effort either with their own staff representation, through their G&T, and/or through NRECA, to ensure sufficient representation of distribution engineering. The following advisory provides additional information:​